CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears warms up before taking on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jay Cutler
Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, all the post-St. Patrick's Day Bears news you can handle.
The NFL is considering changing kickoffs to start at the 35-yard line, which could hurt teams that excel at kickoff returns, for example, any team that has Devin Hester on its roster. (CSN Chicago)
That new rule will likely keep special teams coordinator Dave Toub up at night, so it's nice that he was able to take a trip around Italy, teaching coaches there the finer points of American football. (ChicagoBears.com)
Dan McNeil thinks that Sundays without football might not be so bad. I respectfully disagree. (Chicago Tribune)
Remember the replacement players in 1987? Read this and you will, and hope that the league never has to turn to scabs again. (Windy City Gridiron)